Date: 4th January 2007 at 2:10pm
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Rochdale AFC’s former 25 year old midfielder/striker Morike Sako is currently on trial at AFC Bournemouth.

The 6 foot 7′ Frenchman had recently finished his short term contract at Spotland where he played 19 times scoring 3 goals

AFC Bournemouth manager Kevin Bond had this to say about Sako when speaking to his local paper: ‘We’ll take a look at him in training over the next few days and he’ll probably play in the reserve game next week.’

Sako came in at a time when Rochdale AFC had just lost Rickie Lambert, he (Sako,) Keith Barker and James Sharp all made their debuts against Grimsby Town at home and it turned out to be our first win of the season. Sako also scored in the 5-0 demolition of Darlington back in October.

However that was the only success he had with Rochdale and the frustrating frenchman was phased out of the team after our FA Cup defeat to Hartlepool.

Most Rochdale supporters were glad to see the back of him, but he wasn’t the worst forward we’ve had at Spotland. If he actually bothered and sorted his work rate out then he could be useful, but when your 6’7 and not even bothering to jump for headers, it makes you ask yourself why is he even a professional footballer?

I’d like to wish him all the best of luck at any club and I hope he’s playing football again soon.